We had a great 2016 Canary Challenge!

Thanks for your support!

We had another awesome Canary Challenge this year and owe a big thanks to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors for making it possible.

Registration for the 2017 Canary Challenge on Sept. 30 is now open! Sign up here.

About the Canary Challenge

The Canary Challenge is an annual cycling event and 5km walk/run that starts and ends in Palo Alto, California. Each year, our dedicated participants fundraise to benefit early cancer detection research.  The proceeds they raise go towards the Canary Foundation.

About the Canary Foundation

Founded in 2004, the Canary Foundation is the world’s first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery and development of tests for early cancer detection.

The Canary Foundation was instrumental in creating the Canary Center at Stanford and the Center of Excellence at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where Canary Research Teams are building a cancer-detection platform that promises to be the answer to next- generation cancer care worldwide. Learn more about the Canary Foundation at canaryfoundation.org.


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2016 Fundraising

2016 Total Raised: $768,851
Average Per Rider: $1,142

We have some exciting changes for the 2017 Challenge! Look for:

  • New apparel
  • Exclusive perks for century riders
  • Improved fundraising platform to make it easier to email and engage supporters on social media
  • New support channel for fundraising

Top Teams

  1. Anonymous $52,400.00
  2. Canary Peeps $39,156.08
  3. Agilent Technologies $36,130.00
  4. VMware $32,908.00
  5. NetSuite $30,757.00
  6. The Canary Center Team $28,818.73
  7. Menlo Bike Club $26,587.20
  8. Xray Ninjas $25,480.00
  9. Avaya $24,343.85
  10. C100 $22,572.00

Top Individuals

  1. Pat Gelsinger $23,925.00
  2. Julie Kaufman $13,354.00
  3. Carmen Seremeta $13,215.00
  4. Steve Ciesinski $12,970.00
  5. Kevin Talbot $11,976.00
  6. James Harris $11,802.73
  7. Andrew Valentine $11,435.00
  8. Ryan Knotts $9,178.22
  9. Leo Hollberg $6,400.00
  10. Lyn Napel $6,366.00


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